EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Anchored by Tracy Sabol, EWTN News Nightly is our daily news and analysis program presenting breaking Catholic News worldwide, top stories, and daily reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, and Rome. Weekdays at 6 & 9 PM EST.
2022-01-17
EWTN News Nightly: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special | Monday, January 17, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the fight for the pro-life movement continues, the oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, that took place late last year, presented a variety of issues for the justices to debate. President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Ryan Anderson, gives us his take on the oral arguments. Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Erin Hawley, tells us why pro-lifers should be encouraged by the oral arguments. One of the pro-lifers who rallied outside the Supreme Court during the hearings was Sarah St. Onge. She shares her story of how she went from being a single teen mother to a pro-life advocate. And the Supreme Court also rebuked initial attempts to block the Texas Heartbeat Law that protects unborn children by banning abortions after the child's heartbeat can be detected. While pro-lifers celebrated the news, the Biden Administration was not happy. Meanwhile, all 212 Republicans and some at-large members, have signed a discharge petition for the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act. It needs 218 signatures to go to the House floor for a vote. And, the USCCB declared October Respect Life Month. At the same time, pro-lifers joined together outside of abortion clinics for 40 Days for Life. They share how they prayed to end abortion and why this mission is so important. Finally this evening, we wish all our viewers a blessed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-14
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, January 14, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After more than 6 hours of delay and backroom negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sent lawmakers home with no action on voting rights. Right now, Democrats and President Joe Biden do not know whether they can pass the 2 big voting rights reform bills in Congress. The Biden Administration launched a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November. And, Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Vice President of Government Relations for the Human Coalition Action, Reverend Dean Nelson, joins to share what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message and legacy means to him. Meanwhile, people in the Philippines are marking the anniversary of a memorable visit from Pope Francis. Ambassador of the Philippines to the Holy See, Grace Ragenia Macahilig, joins to share some of her memories of the visit from the pope in 2015. With the current surge of the Omicron variant some schools are pivoting back to remote learning. Founder and President of Catholictherapists.com, Allison Ricciardi, joins to talk more about this and why remote learning would have an impact on children's mental health. Finally this evening, 23 year old reserve wide receiver and special teams player for the Kansas State Football team, Landry Weber, joins to share when he knew he was being called to the priesthood. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-13
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 13, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden spent over an hour with Senate Democrats behind closed doors. He is lobbying for support and hoping to get the voting rights reform bills passed. Earlier today, the House passed the bills, allowing them to be debated in the Senate. The president is hoping they won't fall on deaf ears, similar to what happened with the Build Back Better Act. The president also said today, in an update he gave the nation on the omnipresent Omicron variant, that the "Omicron variant is causing millions of cases and record hospitalizations." Meanwhile, finding all the items on your grocery list might be a challenge, as many stores across the nation have shelves that are virtually empty. Associate Professor of International Business and Associate Dean of the Busch School of Business at Catholic University, Anthony Cannizzaro, joins to explain what he thinks is driving these shortages. And a new report says the recent violence in Kazakhstan led to more than 160 deaths and around 12,000 arrests. Protests against a rise in fuel prices turned violent earlier this year. EWTN Vaticano producer and native of Kazakhstan, Alexey Gotovskiy, joins to share how things are in Kazakhstan right now. Finally this evening, Host of EWTN's Pro-Life Weekly, Prudence Robertson, joins to tells us about herself and her hopes for the show, as tonight will be her first time hosting. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-12
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, January 12, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden has acknowledged higher prices are squeezing family budgets and he admits there's more work to do. This comes as Republicans blast the latest numbers showing consumer prices jumped 7% in December compared to just one year earlier. President Biden also gave full support for passing voting rights legislation and reprimanded state lawmakers, saying Republican-supported election integrity laws were Jim Crow 2.0. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called out President Biden for stoking division. Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Hans Von Spakovsky, joins to explain whether Senator McConnell is right. With the House and Senate both back, work has intensified on economic issues and voting rights reform. Meanwhile, 2 organizations within the Vatican recently issued a document saying there is a moral responsibility to take a coronavirus vaccine. Pope Francis also has weighed in on the vaccine among other topics. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, joins to tell us what the Pope has been saying recently at the Vatican. Finally this evening, the now infamous letter from the National School Boards Association comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists was apparently solicited by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Boston, Thomas Carroll, joins to share his thoughts on the new revelation. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-11
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 11, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden has his sights set on voting legislation, specifically the proposed John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Both are stalled as Republicans have rejected the legislation. However, in a highly controversial move, the president backs changing the Senate filibuster rules to push his agenda through. Cofounder and President of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to share his thoughts on that. Meanwhile, the FDA has given the green light to expand access to abortion pills, and many patients can now get them in the mail. In-person visits are no longer required with specific health care providers. Pro-life lawmakers say this is dangerous public policy. And, North Korea launched a ballistic missile today. This comes as airports on the West Coast were briefly ordered to a full ground stop on Monday, potentially in connection with North Korea launching a missile. Former CIA Covert Operations Officer and CEO of the Global Intelligence firm Portman Square Group, Michael Baker, joins to discuss how big of a threat North Korea's missiles are. Finally this evening, the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood uses January 6th as Children's Missionary Day. General Secretary of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood, Sister Roberta Tremarelli, joins to tell us more about the Missionary Day for Children and why it is held on January 6th every year. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-10
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 10, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Senate Democrats are eager to see a win on an issue they warn could have long-term consequences for US Democracy, a pair of voting rights bills. They're pushing to pass them this week, even if it means changing the rules in the Senate. Senior Editor at the Federalist and Cofounder of Right Forge, Christopher Bedford, joins to discuss the voting rights bills and why Democrats are so eager to get them passed this week. Meanwhile, the world is watching to see if the Biden Administration can prevent Russia from invading Ukraine. Today, Senior US and Russian officials met in Europe to try to calm things down. The White House has warned Russia it would pay dearly if thousands of its troops march in. And, China has detected its first cases of the COVID Omicron variant. The concern over the variant spreading has prompted mass COVID testing and a lockdown of a port city near Beijing. Author Gordon Chang, joins to discuss the strict lockdowns, China's zero-tolerance policy and how he believes this will impact the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Finally this evening, in a Mass on Sunday, Pope Francis baptized 16 babies. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the Baptism Mass. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-07
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, January 7, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US Supreme Court is looking at the legality of 2 federal vaccine mandates under the Biden Administration. The first of the mandates requires businesses with more than 100 employees to impose a vaccine or testing mandate, while the second mandate requires healthcare workers to be vaccinated if they receive Medicare or other federal funds. Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Director of EPPC's Health and Human Services Accountability Project, Roger Severino, joins to give us his take on today's oral arguments. Meanwhile, In a speech, President Joe Biden touted “record job creation” as new Labor Department job numbers arrived that were far from impressive. And the Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Union (COMECE), says it looks forward to working with the country of France, which took over the presidency of the European Council on New Year's Day. General Secretary of COMECE, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, joins to tell us his hopes for the working relationship between COMECE and the new president of the European Council. Finally this evening, a massive wildfire swept through Colorado last week, leaving the state to declare a major disaster. A practicing Catholic and survivor of the Colorado wildfire, Tom Greany, joins to tell us more about the wildfire's impact on his family and how the community is doing. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-06
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 6, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In his speech at the Capitol, President Joe Biden did not mention former President Donald Trump by name once but made it clear who he blames for what happened a year ago today regarding the Capitol riot. He stated, "And because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution, he can't accept he lost." And while Democrats on the Hill are holding a series of events remembering the January 6th attack, most Republicans have left Washington, with some attending the funeral of former Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson. Editorial Director at the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, joins to share his thoughts on President Biden's remarks regarding January 6th, 2021 and the overall tone of his comments in the speech he gave this morning. Meanwhile, according to a federal judge, the Department of Defense cannot punish Navy seals who refuse a COVID vaccine due to their religious beliefs. General Counsel at First Liberty Institute and Marine Reservist representing the group of Navy seals, Mike Berry, joins to tell us briefly about the case and what exactly this ruling means. Finally this evening, Pope Francis suggested to the faithful that we adore Christ in the same way as the three wise men. Professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Fr. Sergio Tapia Velasco, joins to tell us more about the Epiphany and what it signifies for Catholics. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-05
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, January 5, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, revoked the department's Office for Civil Rights authority to investigate complaints regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Representative Andy Biggs, joins to tell us more about the possible motivation behind this change and how this will impact religious freedom. Warning of challenging days and weeks ahead, the White House COVID-19 Response Team urged schools nationwide to stay open even as Omicron cases rise. However, in Chicago, students instead spent the day at home. Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the riot at the US Capitol building. Today, the US Capitol police chief testified before lawmakers about the lessons learned from the attack and ways to prevent it from ever happening again. Director of Policy and Government Affairs at American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to share how we can balance the safety of elected officials and Americans' right to show discontentment through free speech. Finally this evening, Pope Francis received a document from a group in Germany that is highly critical of the country's Synodal Way. The manifesto comes from "New Beginning," an organization of several thousand Catholics. Journalist and Spokesperson for the New Beginning initiative, Birgit Kelle, joins to tell us more about New Beginning, why it started and what they hope to accomplish. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-04
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 4, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As a brand new year unfolds, President Joe Biden and his administration continue to battle COVID-19, a seemingly unending fight now entering its 3rd year. Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats are continuing to search for a path forward for their agenda. The list is long, from voting rights to a trimmed down Build Back Better Act to funding the government. Yesterday, President Biden met virtually with farmers and ranchers to discuss rising prices in the meat processing industry. He expressed his desire for there to be more competition in the market. Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to share his take on the president's meeting and his plan to increase competition. Finally this evening, today is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's feast day. She is the 1st American-born saint and is known for her conversion story. Executive Director of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rob Judge, joins to tell us about the saint and her conversion. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2022-01-03
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 3, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden met with farmers and ranchers virtually, announcing a plan for creating what the White House calls a more competitive, fair and resilient meat and poultry sector. He is casting the blame on major meat processing companies for the current high prices. Amber Athey, Washington Editor at the Spectator, joins to discuss whether President Biden is right about it being their fault and whether she thinks his plan to help bring down prices and help smaller farmers will work. Meanwhile, the Child Tax Credit has expired. Democrats say the money is vital for millions. And on New Year's Day, Pope Francis suggested we dedicate the new year to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He also noted that January 1st was the 55th annual World Peace Day, an initiative started by Pope St. Paul VI. Director of Development and Mission Advancement at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Benedict Croell, joins to share why Pope Paul VI started World Peace Day and what more Pope Francis said in his remarks on New Year's Day. Finally this evening, the president is asking the Supreme Court to uphold the federal vaccine mandate while former Vice President Mike Pence filed an amicus brief opposing it. The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments this Friday. President at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Doctor Joseph Meaney, joins to share his thoughts on the mandate. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2021-12-30
EWTN News Nightly: Year in Review | Thursday, December 30, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As 2021 comes to end, we look back at some of the most important moments of the year. At their annual meeting in Baltimore, with an overwhelming number of votes in favor, the USCCB decided to approve a teaching document about the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, joins to give us some insight into the discussions that took place over the draft document on the Eucharist. The importance of the Eucharist also took center stage at the International Eucharistic Congress in Hungary. And this year marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11. More than 180 people died when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. Correspondent Erik Rosales spoke with witnesses. Edward Felt was among the 40 passengers and crew members who died when United Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Felt's brother, Gordon, tells Correspondent Owen Jensen how he was able to move forward after his brother's death. And from a Congressman's staff member to becoming a US Congressman himself, Representative Ben Cline takes us through his journey and how his Catholic faith has kept him disciplined. Finally this evening, after being rejected by secular media companies, a children's show hopes to spread the Gospel in a new and tuneful way. 'The Wonderful World of Benjamin Cello' is now in its 2nd season. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2021-12-29
EWTN News Nightly: Pro-life Special | Wednesday, December 29, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the fight for the pro-life movement continues, the oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization presented a variety of issues for the justices to debate. Their questions ranged from asking when life begins to why viability would be the most appropriate legal standard. President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Ryan Anderson, gives us his take on the oral arguments. Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Erin Hawley, tells us why pro-lifers should be encouraged by the oral arguments. One of the pro-lifers who rallied outside the Supreme Court during the hearings was Sarah St. Onge. She shares her story of how she went from being a single teen mother to a pro-life advocate. And the Supreme Court also rebuked initial attempts to block the Texas Heartbeat Law that protects unborn children by banning abortions after the child's heartbeat can be detected. While pro-lifers celebrate the news, the Biden Administration is not happy. Meanwhile, all 212 Republicans and some at large members, have signed a discharge petition for the Born Alive Survivors Protection act. It needs 218 signatures to go to the House floor for a vote. Finally this evening, the USCCB declared October Respect Life Month. At the same time, pro-lifers joined together outside of abortion clinics for 40 Days for Life. They share how they prayed to end abortion and why this mission is so important. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2021-12-28
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, December 28, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Biden Administration has said it would reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem. For now, it has not yet done so, however Israel rejects the plan to open it. Managing Director for the Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yaakov Menken, joins to discuss how he feels about this matter. Meanwhile, today is the feast of the Holy Innocents. Professor of Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Dominik Jurczak, joins to tell us more about the feast of the Holy Innocents, when it became a feast day and what we know about the children who were killed. And, in the Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz takes listeners through the entire Bible in 365 days, while also offering reflections, prayers and insights. Fr. Mike dives into what inspired his podcast and what comes next. Finally this evening, we introduce a lawmaker from Montana who has leaned on his Catholic faith in good times and in bad. Representative Matt Rosendale discusses how his faith has helped him throughout life's challenges. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2021-12-27
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, December 27, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Vatican and other parts of the world featured a heavy dose of Christmas Masses in-person. However, for part of Europe the Omicron variant caused disruptions. Andreas Thonhauser, EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, joins us to discuss how churches in Europe are running right now as countries see an increase in Omicron cases. President Joe Biden admits that his administration has more work to do to get control of COVID-19. The Omicron variant is responsible for a sharp spike in cases across the country and people are having a hard time getting tested. Tom Bevan, Co-Founder and President of RealClearPolitics, joins us to discuss the President's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. We're highlighting a lawmaker who is no stranger to serving. Illinois congressman Darin LaHood says it wasn't politics that helped shape him but his strong Catholic faith passed down from his parents. He recently sat down with Capitol Hill correspondent, Erik Rosales. Pope John Paul I will be beatified in September 2022. He served as pope for 33 days before passing away. Doctor Matthew Bunson, Executive Director and Washington Bureau Chief of EWTN News, joins us with insight into the life of Pope John Paul I and the miracle attributed to him. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn